St. Lucia police say two people are assisting their investigations into the murders of two foreign nationals, including a 24-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national, on the last day of 2017.
Police said that the bodies of Riche S. Ramdass and 26-year-old Venezuelan, Vincente Jose Mendoza Pacheco, were found with gunshot wounds on the night of December 31 in the southern town of Vieux Fort.
They said that Pacheco was found in a rented vehicle along the St. Jude’s Highway, while Ramdass’s body was found several metres from the vehicle.
Police said they had also recovered an undisclosed sum of money as well as a 9mm firearm in the vehicle.
Police said they had initially received a report of a vehicular accident but on arrival at the scene was confronted with the images of the dead foreigners.
The killings brought the number of murders in St Lucia in 2017 to 60.